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Stocking Stuffers for Dogs and Puppies

Updated on August 3, 2013

Doggies Need Stockings and Stocking Stuffers Too!

At my house, it wouldn't be Christmas without getting some stocking stuffers for the dogs! We have 3 dogs at various ages with three different personalities. They are, of course, a part of the family and get stockings just like the rest of us.

Doesn't everyone get stockings for their household pets? Horrors if you don't!

Below, I have complied a list of stocking stuffer ideas for dogs based on the age and likes of each of my pets. Hopefully it will help you when preparing stockings for your pets this Christmas.

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The Original Red-Headed Lucy-Dog! - Stocking Stuffers for Dogs

Lucy Dog 1 - Stocking Stuffers for Dogs
Lucy Dog 1 - Stocking Stuffers for Dogs

Lucy is a red, short haired miniature Dachshund. She weighs in at about 12 lbs. She used to be a beautiful, rich red color but at 15 years of age, she has quite a bit of white hair now too.

Lucy is the matriarch of the family -- she is the one in charge and the other two know it. She is mostly blind and almost deaf now, but still can snap the other two to attention with one bark. She sleeps most of the time now and will amble up when she needs to go outside or is hungry or thirsty.

She'll take a jaunt around the house using her hound nose (which still works beautifully) to keep her on course, since she can't see. Lucy is a lady, loyal and very loving. You can read more about her here: I Love Lucy Dog.

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Lucy Loves Her Blanket - Stocking Stuffers for Dogs

Dogit Plush Christmas Elf Print Small Dog Blankie, Green
Dogit Plush Christmas Elf Print Small Dog Blankie, Green

She sleeps in her bed but, just like humans, she wants a blanket too! Her current blanket has snowmen on it.

I think it's time for a new one this Christmas!

 

Lucy Loves to get Spa Treatment - Stocking Stuffers for Dogs

Le Salon Essentials Rubber Grooming Brush with Loop Handle
Le Salon Essentials Rubber Grooming Brush with Loop Handle

Lucy is a mature old girl. She knows what she likes and when she likes it. If you follow her routine, things are fine. She loves bath day. She sits in the utility sink like a proper lady as you soap her up and down. Her favorite part is when we use the rubber brush while suds-ing. She cocks her head and actually sighs with satisfaction. It's a doggy spa essential!

 

Wiener Dog's Gotta Protect their Joints - Lucy's Favorite Treat

Loving Pets All Natural Premium Sweet Potato and Chicken Wraps with Glucosamine and Chondroitin Dog Treats, 8 oz
Loving Pets All Natural Premium Sweet Potato and Chicken Wraps with Glucosamine and Chondroitin Dog Treats, 8 oz

All natural and healthy for her, these treats by Loving Pets feature chicken and sweet potatoes. An added benefit is the Glucosamine & Chondroitin to help Lucy with her joints.

She gets one about mid-day. She'll stand in the middle of the dining room until we notice and give it to her. She may be blind and deaf but she's no dummy!

 

Lucy:

She climbs in her bed and then wiggles around until her blanket is completely covering her body and face. She loves her blankie winter, spring, summer and fall!

Lucy the 2nd -- Yup, two Lucy's in the House

Lucy 2 - Stocking Stuffers for Dogs
Lucy 2 - Stocking Stuffers for Dogs

Lucy II was a sort of rescue. Her owners loved her very much but lost their home. The new apartment they were moving to did not allow pets. They didn't want to take her to the shelter so we took her in at 9 months old. She already knew her name so we didn't want to add to her trauma by trying to change her name. We just ended up with two Lucy's.

Lucy II is a pure bred Shih Tzu. She is mostly black with a bit of white near her paws and on her chest. She is a lover, for sure. She is the epitome of a lap dog. She wants to be on someone's lap at all times. She good natured and plays with the other two like toddlers at a play-date.

Her face is so cute and she has big, expressive eyes. She weighs in at 11.5 lbs but resembles a drowned rat when wet from her bath. She is adventurous and loves to run around the yard sniffing everything.

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A Toy Ball for Lucy's Stocking - Stocking Stuffers for Dogs

Chuckit! Ultra Ball
Chuckit! Ultra Ball

Give her a ball, any ball and she'll bat it, chase it and play with it for hours! Lucy II just has a thing for balls so, of course, that's a mainstay in her Christmas stocking!

 

Things that Squeak for Lucy II's Stocking - The Pheasant is her Favorite

American Classic Pheasant, Small
American Classic Pheasant, Small

Don't mess with her squeaking toys! She'll cry until you give it back (and maybe even growl too!)

She loves any kind of a toy that squeaks and even sleep with a plush one.

Just don't ask her to share -- no can do!

 

Scooby Snacks for Lucy - Her Favorite Dog Treat

Snausages Scooby Snacks for Small to Medium Dogs, 24 Ounce
Snausages Scooby Snacks for Small to Medium Dogs, 24 Ounce

Lucy 2 loves her treats! She'll dance a jig or twirl in circles just to get your attention and a treat! She really loves Scooby Snacks. I bought these because they reminded me of Saturday mornings growing up but Lucy II fell in love with them!

 

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Jordan -- He wants something for Christmas Too! - Stocking Stuffers for Puppies

Jordan Stocking stuffers for dogs
Jordan Stocking stuffers for dogs

Jordan is the Baby. He's officially a Borkie (Beagle + Yorkie). We rescued him when he was 5 weeks old and abandon with his litter mates. He was about 7" long at the time and weighed almost nothing.

He loved his new family right away! Today, Jordan is 18 months old and the only male of our dogs. He's a lover, always wanting to be right up next to someone when sitting or sleeping. He has his quirks (like chewing) but has an awesome, lovable personality. I can't imagine being without him!

He weigh's in at an impressive 19.2 lbs -- a big change from 3 lbs when we got him. He likes to dig and is definitely part of the Beagle family with that nose of his. He likes to sit on the back of the sofa and look out the picture window at the back yard. If a squirrel or chipmunk happen to be playing he goes nuts! Hubby loves to scream "squirrel" and watch Jordan get excited.

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Jordan Wants Everyday Dog Treats - He's a Bit Picky with His Treats

Purina Alpo Snaps Variety, 16-Ounce (Pack of 6)
Purina Alpo Snaps Variety, 16-Ounce (Pack of 6)

Jordan's a no fuss kinda guy. He really only likes Alpo's Variety Snaps for a treat. He sniffs others and might bury them but he just won't eat them.

We buy these in 3 packs so we never run out!

 

Jordan is a Chewer - He loves his Bone (instead of my furniture) - Stocking Stuffers for Puppies and Dogs

Nylabone Dura Chew Flavored Bone Dog Chew Toy, Regular/Small - Original Bone
Nylabone Dura Chew Flavored Bone Dog Chew Toy, Regular/Small - Original Bone

For the most part, we broke Jordan of chewing everything in site by giving him a toy bone instead. He finally caught on (though he has a memory lapse now and again). He likes to chew right before bed. It's like a babies' pacifier for him. He'll literally whine if he can't find it.

He goes to town for about 10 minutes, chewing his bone and then lays down with a heavy sigh to sleep. It's a nightly ritual.

 

Jordan Loves his Grooming Comb - Stocking Stuffers for Puppies and Dogs

JW Pet Company GripSoft Medium Comb for Dogs
JW Pet Company GripSoft Medium Comb for Dogs

Show Jordan the comb and he immediately drops to the floor and rolls onto his back. He LOVES to be combed. He's a medium haired dog so there is not a lot of shedding but this comb gets rid of what's not attached anymore. He goes to sleep while you are combing him and wakes up if you stop. What a nut!

 

Christmas Stocking Stuffers and Stockings for Your Pet

Hang them with the Family Stockings!

Now you have a few ideas for filling those pet Christmas stockings. What? You don't have a stocking for your pet yet?

We can help you with that! Here are a few stockings you can fill for your furry member of the family or choose one that is already filled with goodies for Christmas morning. Either way, you will have one happy pet!

Kyjen Soft & Shiny Paw Stocking for Dogs with Glitter Pen, LargeCHECK PRICE

Kyjen Dog StockingCHECK PRICE

Knit Stripe Woof StockingCHECK PRICE

Assorted Rawhide Dog Treat Holiday StockingCHECK PRICE

Rawhide Holiday Stocking Dog TreatCHECK PRICE

Holiday Stocking Pack 11 pieces Small DogCHECK PRICE

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Will your dog (or pet) get Stocking Stuffers this year?

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      I would love to get antlers for my cats...but I don't think they would go for it!

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      BarbaraCasey 4 years ago

      Such a good lens. Loved your descriptions of the canine members of your family... and their idiosyncrasies. The photo collages really bring them to life for your readers, too.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Fun to read about your pets! Daisy has a spa brush similar to the one you have above (but the Kong version) and she loves it! I'm sure she'll find something from Santa in her stocking this year, too.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Oh! Your babies are adorable! Yes, I have a blanket loving puppy too and another one who loves to be brushed. They both love their treats and toys! This is an awesome list of suggestions for dog stocking stuffers.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      What sweethearts all three of your dogs are! And definitely deserving of great stockings and stuffers! My Tidbit settles in with a sigh just like your Jordan. And she's all black with a grey face that shows she is aging. (Just like your red lady Lucy.)

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      Mary Beth Granger 4 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Great selection and it was good to meet you dogs!! Blessed.

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a super selection of dog/puppy stocking stuffer ideas! I know a little Boston Terrier rescue puppy who will be celebrating her first Christmas this year, so this list is very helpful. Knowing what your dogs like makes these terrific recommendations.

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      BuckHawkcenter 4 years ago

      How charming are all your little ones! And you know how much we just love all the support you have, and continue to give us. Excellent stocking stuffers.